Thailand’s Foreign Affairs Minister Don Pramudwinai met with the Vice President and Foreign Minister of Switzerland, Ignazio Cassis, on Tuesday for talks on investment in the Eastern Economic Corridor (EEC) and cooperation on production of COVID-19 vaccines.
Mr. Cassis, who is on an official visit to Thailand to mark the 90th-anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries, agreed to push Swiss investment in the EEC as well as cooperation with Thailand to support recovery from the impacts of COVID-19.
The Swiss Vice President is on a tour of Southeast Asia, to coincide with Switzerland’s donation of 100 respirators and 1 million antigen test kits to help Thailand’s battle against COVID-19. The 26-ton shipment of medical equipment was flown from Zurich to Bangkok last week.
Mr. Don took the opportunity to push for cooperation with Switzerland under the BCG concept (bio economy-circular economy-green economy) and to discuss the European Free Trade Agreement (EFTA) which focuses on clean energy. (NNT)